Thursday, April 14, 2016

Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne

The AQC is once again held over 4 days here in Melbourne at the old Exhibition Building. 
 I never tire of visiting this building, it has so much character.

 The ceiling always wants me to look up at it.
The painted frescoes that adorn the walls and ceiling are beautiful. 

 The Royal Exhibition Building is the only surviving Great Hall that once housed a 19th-century international exhibition and is still used for exhibitions. Joseph Reed, of the firm Reed and Barnes, was the architect. 
Reed’s was a grand design, influenced by Rundbogenstil, a round-arched architectural style combining elements from Byzantine, Romanesque, Lombardic and Italian Renaissance buildings. The dome’s design was influenced by Brunelleschi’s 15th-century cathedral in Florence.
Oh, if I was younger, how I would love to climb this old tree.
A cubby house would be the ideal structure to build in it.

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